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Earle S. Kinsley Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Kinsley, Earle S., b. 1869
Title
Earle S. Kinsley Papers
ID
mss.724
Dates [inclusive]
1925-1947
Quantity
1 Box
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The Earle S. Kinsley Collection includes correspondence dating from the 1920's through the 1940's. Most of it concerns the research, production, and publication of his books, "Recollections of Vermonters in State and National Affairs," published in Rutland in 1946.

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[Identification of item] Earle S. Kinsley Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

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Biographical Note

Earls S. Kinsley worked as a page boy in the Vermont House of Representatives in 1880. There, under Govenor Roswell Farnham, Kinsley enjoyed the acquaintance of members of the legislature and as a page boy "became ambitious for political advancement." Letters of endorsement were presented and in 1881 Kinsley received an assignment as a page in the United States Senate with Senator George F. Edmunds. This appointment continued from December 1881 through four regular and two special sessions during the 47, 48 and 49th Congress.

Working under Captain Isaac Bassett, assistant doorkeeper of the Senate, Kinsley was told of the great statesmen that Captain Bassatt had known during his fifty years of employment there. Kinsley himself became friends with the President, Vice President, congressmen, senators, govenors and other statesmen, and throughout his life maintained contact with them.

Kinsley spent nearly twenty-five years as Republican National Chairman from Vermont and resided on his farm Deermont located at the base of Pico Peak in Rutland County,Vt. Around 1929, Kinsley acted as broker for the United States Shipping Board Merchant Fleet.

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Scope and Content

The Earle S. Kinsley Collection includes correspondence dating from the 1920's through the 1940's. Most of it concerns the research, production, and publication of his books, "Recollections of Vermonters in State and National Affairs," published in Rutland in 1946. There is a draft, a completed manuscript, and published copy of the book in this collection. The remainder of the correspondence involves Kinsley's role as a broker for the United States Shipping Board Merchant Fleet and the Marine Office of America from 1925-1934.

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